I'm blogging from my living room... on my BRAND NEW LAPTOP! Mom got a good deal on it and gave it to me for Christmas! I'm so shocked! I LOVE IT! :)
I've been doing a lot of thinking about children and chores. Why must it be such a chore to get them to do their chores? We use incentives as in allowance... *I* use nagging *blush* Doesn't work too well, really. So, after reading a book and chatting w/ a friend I'm coming up with a new system.
They will each have their daily required chores. Then there will be 'extras' that they can choose to do. All chores are worth 10 cents, so they can earn more or less depending on how many extras they do. Then, for extra bonus, if they do it promptly & w/out arguing about it, they get a sticker for the day. Once they earn 10 stickers they get 100 "Mima's Moolah" bucks. (Something my MIL invented) They can then use those "Mima's Moolah" bucks to "buy" something from the "Mima's Moolah" box.
I talked to them about it this morning and they all said it sounded like a good plan. It puts them more in control of their chores and attitude about their chores, so we'll see how it goes...